While not everyone likes bananas, for those of us who do they are a lightweight, sugary and easy to make snack that requires little effort and very few ingredients.
If you want your bananas crispy then use the recipe for Banana Chips. However if you like your bananas on the chewy side with even less preparation effort then this is the recipe for you.
The addition of honey may be overkill for some people as it does increase the sweetness on what is already a sweet snack. The lime juice doesn’t have as much impact on the taste that lemon juice will but does help to stop the bananas from discolouring too much during the drying process.
This recipe is designed for a food dehydrator however if you don’t own one then you can use a fan forced oven at a very low temperature (55-60° Celcius).
Approximate Calorie content
11 Medium Bananas peeled (100 grams each)
1 cup Lime juice
2 tablespoons Honey
Honeyed banana ingredients, simple but effective
Bananas peeled and ready to prepare
Bananas cut in half and soaking in lime juice and honey. They need to stay in long enough to coat the whole banana
Honeyed Banana placed on the drying rack ready to dehydrate. Put the rounded side down first to minimise the banana sticking to the drying rack surface. Ensure the bananas don’t touch each other otherwise they stick together
Half way through the drying process, about six hours, turn over and condense the trays as the drying bananas will take up less space
Honeyed bananas ready to remove from the drying rack
Honeyed bananas dried and ready to eat. Note the slight sheen on the bananas from the honey